ligeance (plural ligeances)
- (Britain, law, obsolete) The connection between sovereign and subject by which they were mutually bound, the former to protection and the securing of justice, the latter to faithful service; allegiance.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ligeance in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
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